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The Psalmist asked the question “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:4). David posed this question when considering all of God’s creation against the apparent insignificance of man. When one considers all of creation, what is minuscule man that God is mindful of him? And yet God has blessed man with a greatness no other part of creation knows. This, in turn, glorifies God by showing His great power. Yet the question can stand apart from this approach and deserves an answer in and of itself.
So, what is man? This is an important question not only because David asked it but also because many today do not seem to understand who or what man is or have forgotten it or don’t care. But without a proper understanding of who man is or what the role of man is, satan can easily pervert those roles and corrupt both society and the church. In order to stop this corruption, we have to understand man as God designed him and defend God’s design boldly and openly . . .
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“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:26). The plural pronoun them has, as its antecedent, man; and thus indicates that man, from the beginning, has existed in two sexes--male and female. Moreover, the sacred writer, in the verse following, affirms that God created them this way: “And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen. 1:27). Here is positive proof of the falsity of the evolutionary hypothesis that man evolved from a single cell; no theory of evolution can account for the origin of woman, or the manner in which man became male and female. . . .